Raffles Hotel Le Royal

5 stars
92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, (Off Monivong Blvd), Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
14 reviews
Elegant Charm

Raffles has an understated sophistication to it. You feel as though you have step back in time.The... See full review

  • WG58
  • Nov 21, 2013
Raffles Phnom Penh -- May 2010

This was my second stay at the Raffles, and first for pleasure. When you first enter, the hotel's... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 28, 2010
An artistic statement of Khmer, Art Deco and French style. The hotel sits in beautiful tropical grounds. Originally opened in 1929, and re-opened in 1997, after a sympathetic extension and refurbishment by Raffles Hotels & Resorts. 2011 saw the guestrooms, lobby, bar, private rooms and ballroom newly refurbished. Dating from the 1920s, distinguished by its blend of Khmer, Art Deco and French colonial architecture. The hotel commissioned a local traditional Khmer artist's studio to create painted ceilings, decorative beaten copper crests and outdoor sculptures. The buildings that make up the hotel are set around a large courtyard that encloses two swimming pools and private gardens. Guest rooms: 170 guestrooms, apartments and suites, each tastefully appointed with Art Deco style furnishings and Cambodian objects d' art - 103, State Rooms , 32 Landmark Rooms, 10 Colonials, 4 Personality Suites, 5 Landmark Suites, 2 brand new Balcony Suites, 1 Le Royal Suite. All Staterooms have been refurbished, along with the Lobby and public areas, unveiled in December 2011. Personal butler service in the landmark building Full air conditioning with thermostat control Two-line telephone with international direct dialling Dataport for fax / modem Hairdryer and shaver outlet In-room safe Minibar / refrigerator Cable TV, satellite channels In-house movie channels Guest services: Hotel Shops - Gallery, Khmer artifacts, oriental silks and carpets, fashion and accessories, gifts, books and newspapers, Gardens, 24-hour room service, Airport Limousine service, Concierge service, Business Centre Services available, including small conference room and international phone calling.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal Rooms

State Room
The State Rooms are newly renovated, retaining the elegance and stylish ambience of the classical heritage of this historic hotel, offer guests a choice of views, rooms overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens and swimming pools of this oasis of tranquility in the midst of the capital city from the balconies in all rooms, and are 33 sq meters in size.
Landmark Room
Landmark Rooms, located in the main building, are furnished with a luxurious blend of Cambodian and art deco themes. The rooms are decorated with memorabilia and artifacts reminiscent of the Golden Age of Travel.
Landmark Suite
The Landmark Suites located in the main building are the deluxe suites of the hotel. Each suite comprises of a spacious living room and bedroom with sleigh bed and is decorated in original antiques and artwork. The bathroom also contains an original claw- footed bathtub and a private balcony. These suites are named in honour of Cambodia's ancient history: Chenla Suite, Angkor Suite, Khmer Suite and Kambaya Suite, and are 140 sq metres in size.
Executive Suite
Executive Suites are newly renovated, with elegant and stylish appointments that ensure total comfort in this home from home. With a large bedroom and separate sitting room and Kitchenette. The Suite is perfect for those requiring space and comfort.
Colonial Suite
The spacious Colonial Suites are a new addition to Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Raffles Grand Hotel d'Ankgor's range of elegant accommodation, following the completion of a refurbishment programme in 2011. Ideal for the business or leisure traveller, Colonial Suites measure 50 sqm, and a walk-in wardrobe and vintage furnishings which have been faithfully restored. French doors lead to a private balcony.
Balcony Suit
The elegant Balcony Suites are spacious corner suites created in 2011, following the completion of a refurbishment programme at Raffles Hotel Le Royal. Overlooking poolside & garden, each suite measures 48 sqm and features a private balcony furnished with a rattan shell chair and patio seating, offering an idyllic touch. Indoors, timber beading, dark wood paneling line the interiors while rich fabrics and restored vintage furnishings retain the hotel's timeless French Colonial and Khmer style. Louvered shutters, a distinctive exterior feature of the hotel cleverly brought indoors, separate the bedroom from the bathroom. While newly designed, the en-suite bathroom is reminiscent of old world charm with a claw-footed bath and free-standing faucet.
Personality Suite
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, offers four specially created personality suites named after famous dignitaries who once stayed at the hotel. Each suite is luxuriously appointed and contains memorabilia and artifacts associated with their namesakes. The Personality Suites are located in the hotel's original building, the Landmark Block., and are 48 sq metres in size.
Le Royal Suite
Le Royal Suite is the hotel's premier suite. It is located on the 4th storey and overlooks the Tropical gardens in front of the hotel. It is luxuriously appointed with Cambodian and French furnishing and contains two bedrooms, a dining room, a large living room and a fully- equipped pantry, and is 228 sq meters in size.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

11.5755 104.9185
Area served
Phnom Penh.
Nearby airports
Phnom Penh International Airport.
Area description
In the heart of Phnom Penh, only 30 minutes' drive from Phnom Penh International Airport and within easy access of the city's attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum.

Nearby points of interest

  • Wat Phnom: 0.3 mi
  • Central Market: 0.4 mi
  • Boeng Kak Lake: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum: 1 mi
  • Sisowath Quay: 1 mi
  • Silver Pagoda: 1.1 mi
  • Royal Palace: 1.2 mi
  • National Olympic Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Chaktomuk Conference Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Independence Monument: 1.4 mi
  • Wat Langka: 1.5 mi
  • Hun Sen Park: 1.5 mi
  • Cambodia Vietnam Monument: 1.5 mi
  • Tuol Sleng: 1.8 mi
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh: 1.9 mi
  • Wat Phnom: 0.3 mi
  • Central Market: 0.4 mi
  • Boeng Kak Lake: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum: 1 mi
  • Sisowath Quay: 1 mi
  • Silver Pagoda: 1.1 mi
  • Royal Palace: 1.2 mi
  • National Olympic Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Chaktomuk Conference Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Independence Monument: 1.4 mi
  • Wat Langka: 1.5 mi
  • Hun Sen Park: 1.5 mi
  • Cambodia Vietnam Monument: 1.5 mi
  • Tuol Sleng: 1.8 mi
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh: 1.9 mi
  • Russian Market: 2.4 mi
  • Killing Fields Choeung Ek: 6.4 mi
  • Preah Vihear Temple: 195.7 mi

Dining

Cafe Monivong Restaurant
Cafe Monivong Restaurant for a delightful alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner, wicker armchairs and marble table covered with crisp white tablecloths are found here creating the perfect place to relax and linger over our delicious Western and Asian cuisine buffet style. A-la Carte menu is also available. Private rooms are available on request.
Le Royal Restaurant
Treat yourself to the finest & most elegant restaurants with an exclusive range of modern French and Royal Khmer cuisine created with passion and expertise of Michelin Star Executive Chef Steve Van Remoortel. Restaurant Le Royal also offers a wide selection of old and new world wines, in a refined and elegant atmosphere and is patronized by the who's who of Phnom Penh. Restaurant Le Royal is located on the ground floor of the historic landmark building and also offers two private rooms Private Dining Room and Crystal Room.
Elephant Bar
Is located on the ground floor of the historic landmark building and BBQ under star is located in the Elephant Bar's garden. For those guests who wish to enjoy original cocktails and a wide selection of premium spirits in a sophisticated and charming atmosphere at Phnom Penh's most famous and historic bar.
Writer's Bar
The high ceiling, the cool marble floor, its wonder guests find the Conservatory the perfect accompaniment to a quiet afternoon tea. Even more so after a morning of exploring Phnom Penh's bustling city.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting & Events: The Royal Ballroom features 5382 square feet of luxury and elegance for any function. This state-of-the-art ballroom can be divided into two separate meeting rooms. This room had hosted many royalty and diplomatic functions. Our ballroom can welcome up to 400 guests depending on requirements. Empress Room is located on the ground floor of block D facing the poolside. For meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners and other major events.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WG58
San Francisco, CA
Nov 21, 2013

Elegant Charm

Raffles has an understated sophistication to it. You feel as though you have step back in time.The staff is outstanding and provide great service. When making our reservation through this website, there was only one option: two singles or one king bed. No way to pick a preference. So the reservation came across to Raffles as two single beds. The hotel was fairly full, but they were able to accommodate our king request after a bit of time. The only reason this doesn't get five stars is Raffles was by far our most expensive hotel in SE Asia and the smallest room, but unfortunately in Phnom Penh, there are not many options in this category.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Two outstanding restaurants - Friends (a teaching restaurant with great small plates) and Malis - top notch Cambodian dining.

Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Texas
Apr 20, 2011

Raffles in PP

This is a good choice if you want a quiet locale. It is old and has old acoustics in the halls and walls. Traffic noise in the rooms is minimal. AC is very good and dry in a very humid climate. It is very well maintained. Staff is attentive and tries their best to please you. Prices are exhorbitant.......they are 5 star prices.......no discounts. $7 coffee. $10 minimum for drinks. Plan on around $40-$80 minimum for two for a meal. Much more for dinner and even room service is going to be pricey......at least $20 on average. The welcoming drink was complimentary........nothing else so far as I know. The spa was very good but, of course, costs 4 times as much as an outside spa in town. Three friends of mine used it at approx $40 each and were happy with the salt scrub. I did not use the pool. I used the conceirge once with good results. I did not dine in the premium restuarant and hardly anyone else did either. It is an elegant looking room...... The food in general was good, not excellent. My test....maple syrup.....a true five star will have real maple syrup for use on breakfast confections like pancakes or waffles. This one did not.....it was grocery store sugar syrup with artificial maple flavoring. I did not use the hotel cars..... all Mercedes. I don't know what they cost to use as taxi's. If they were complimentary then that was never mentioned as a Hotel service. I did not notice them being used very much. TAK TAK's were used and are fun. The traffic is amazing but the drivers manage it with ease, driving in the wrong lanes, performing U turns with impunity, avoiding other cycles, tak tak's and cars with ease. I can recommend this hotel but I will not stay there again. Once is enough. There are probably better choices in town in terms of cost and services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Texas
Apr 20, 2011

Raffles in PP

This is a good choice if you want a quiet locale. It is old and has old acoustics in the halls and walls. Traffic noise in the rooms is minimal. AC is very good and dry in a very humid climate. It is very well maintained. Staff is attentive and tries their best to please you. Prices are exhorbitant.......they are 5 star prices.......no discounts. $7 coffee. $10 minimum for drinks. Plan on around $40-$80 minimum for two for a meal. Much more for dinner and even room service is going to be pricey......at least $20 on average. The welcoming drink was complimentary........nothing else so far as I know. The spa was very good but, of course, costs 4 times as much as an outside spa in town. Three friends of mine used it at approx $40 each and were happy with the salt scrub. I did not use the pool. I used the conceirge once with good results. I did not dine in the premium restuarant and hardly anyone else did either. It is an elegant looking room...... The food in general was good, not excellent. My test....maple syrup.....a true five star will have real maple syrup for use on breakfast confections like pancakes or waffles. This one did not.....it was grocery store sugar syrup with artificial maple flavoring. I did not use the hotel cars..... all Mercedes. I don't know what they cost to use as taxi's. If they were complimentary then that was never mentioned as a Hotel service. I did not notice them being used very much. TAK TAK's were used and are fun. The traffic is amazing but the drivers manage it with ease, driving in the wrong lanes, performing U turns with impunity, avoiding other cycles, tak tak's and cars with ease. I can recommend this hotel but I will not stay there again. Once is enough. There are probably better choices in town in terms of cost and services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jonty290
England
Feb 24, 2011

One of the world's Great Hotels

Superb. The best staff of any hotel I have visited, and I've visited some great ones. Entwined in Cambodia's 20th Century history, the place itself is an event.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

If you're going to Siem Reap stay at the Grand Hotel D'Angkor, it's sister hotel - equally good.

Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Time in Asia, but Not the Last
New York, NY
Jun 25, 2010

What You Would Expect

The Raffles was a nice looking hotel with a pool to match. The thing about most pools in Cambodia is that the water in them is really hot due to the weather... so it's not really refreshing. The hotel was a really good value compared with similar hotels in other locations, but it wasn't mindblowingly stellar either. Some of the staff was just disinterested, but some were really great. I guess it was just fine... except for the air conditioning, which was awesome and a welcome reprieve from the concrete oven outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Time in Asia, but Not the Last
New York, NY
Jun 25, 2010

What You Would Expect

The Raffles was a nice looking hotel with a pool to match. The thing about most pools in Cambodia is that the water in them is really hot due to the weather... so it's not really refreshing. The hotel was a really good value compared with similar hotels in other locations, but it wasn't mindblowingly stellar either. Some of the staff was just disinterested, but some were really great. I guess it was just fine... except for the air conditioning, which was awesome and a welcome reprieve from the concrete oven outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
May 28, 2010

Raffles Phnom Penh -- May 2010

This was my second stay at the Raffles, and first for pleasure. When you first enter, the hotel's decor and ambiance make it feel as if you're traveling back in time to 1910. Friendly and professional staff, well-maintained rooms and beautiful grounds. One downside -- the food is mediocre and quite overpriced. Otherwise, this is the finest place to stay while in Phnom Penh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

The hotel's Elephant Bar is great for a drink during happy hour.

Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
May 28, 2010

Raffles Phnom Penh -- May 2010

This was my second stay at the Raffles, and first for pleasure. When you first enter, the hotel's decor and ambiance make it feel as if you're traveling back in time to 1910. Friendly and professional staff, well-maintained rooms and beautiful grounds. One downside -- the food is mediocre and quite overpriced. Otherwise, this is the finest place to stay while in Phnom Penh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

The hotel's Elephant Bar is great for a drink during happy hour.

Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Gatos, CA
May 11, 2010

Not Exactly Super Service

During our 2 week excursion to Southeast Asia, my boyfriend and I have stayed at four luxury hotels - Ana Mandara in Dalat, Vietnam; The Majestic in Saigon, Vietnam, Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Although the Hotel Le Royal was gorgeous, I was least satisfied with it... Although we had an upgraded room, it was small and the television was rather small too. Unlike the other hotels, I felt like we were nickel and dimed with the service charges, fees for Internet and other various charges. I needed a swimsuit and happily purchased a Speedo from the spa, only to realize it was a poorly made knock-off when I later tried it on. The electrical converter provided by the hotel fried my BlackBerry's charger and no one in the hotel had anyway of finding me a new charger or alternative way to charge my phone although I had a connector for a computer. (I realized it was the converter when it subsequently fried their hot water pot.) We had the hotel arrange a ride to catch the bus to Siem Reap and the car they arranged was 40 minutes late - for a 3 minute drive! I was getting annoyed because I couldn't understand why they wouldn't simply allow us to take another car or even a tuk-tuk to the station; they just kept telling us the car was late, but on its way and the bus would wait for us. They insisted we wait for the pre-arranged car. In the meantime, I tried to use the Internet in the lobby but it was broken, so I was directed to the Business Office where the woman would not allow me to use the Internet because I had already checked out (it was 8:30 in the morning). I told her I only needed it for a moment, but she refused. The night before I used the business center since there is no wifi available in the rooms and my iPad only works with wifi. The gentleman in the business center disconnected my service abruptly after 30 minutes, although I had told him I wanted a full hour. Unfortunately, I was just about to finish booking a flight, and as luck would have it, by the time he reconnected me to the Internet, I was not able to book the same flight which cost me $44. These might seem like minor annoyances but I've wanted to stay at a Raffles hotel for years and the stubborness of the staff was unexpected and frustrating...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Gatos, CA
May 11, 2010

Not Exactly Super Service

During our 2 week excursion to Southeast Asia, my boyfriend and I have stayed at four luxury hotels - Ana Mandara in Dalat, Vietnam; The Majestic in Saigon, Vietnam, Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Although the Hotel Le Royal was gorgeous, I was least satisfied with it... Although we had an upgraded room, it was small and the television was rather small too. Unlike the other hotels, I felt like we were nickel and dimed with the service charges, fees for Internet and other various charges. I needed a swimsuit and happily purchased a Speedo from the spa, only to realize it was a poorly made knock-off when I later tried it on. The electrical converter provided by the hotel fried my BlackBerry's charger and no one in the hotel had anyway of finding me a new charger or alternative way to charge my phone although I had a connector for a computer. (I realized it was the converter when it subsequently fried their hot water pot.) We had the hotel arrange a ride to catch the bus to Siem Reap and the car they arranged was 40 minutes late - for a 3 minute drive! I was getting annoyed because I couldn't understand why they wouldn't simply allow us to take another car or even a tuk-tuk to the station; they just kept telling us the car was late, but on its way and the bus would wait for us. They insisted we wait for the pre-arranged car. In the meantime, I tried to use the Internet in the lobby but it was broken, so I was directed to the Business Office where the woman would not allow me to use the Internet because I had already checked out (it was 8:30 in the morning). I told her I only needed it for a moment, but she refused. The night before I used the business center since there is no wifi available in the rooms and my iPad only works with wifi. The gentleman in the business center disconnected my service abruptly after 30 minutes, although I had told him I wanted a full hour. Unfortunately, I was just about to finish booking a flight, and as luck would have it, by the time he reconnected me to the Internet, I was not able to book the same flight which cost me $44. These might seem like minor annoyances but I've wanted to stay at a Raffles hotel for years and the stubborness of the staff was unexpected and frustrating...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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